Summary: In this post you are going to learn about 6 effective and working solutions on how to fix “Unfortunately, Messaging Has Stopped” on Android. Just follow the solutions one by one and its step very carefully.

How To Fix Unfortunately Messaging Has Stopped On Android

“Unfortunately, Messaging Has Stopped” or “Unfortunately, Messages Has Stopped” can occur on any Android device, including Samsung Galaxy, Xiaomi, LG, Lenovo, HTC, Sony, Motorola, etc. Sadly, I want to say that this error on Android is one of the biggest problems.

I have found many people on many forum and community websites complaining that they are seeing unfortunately messaging has stopped error on their Android phone or asking help how to fix unfortunately messaging has stopped working.

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Practical Scenario: User Facing With Unfortunately Messaging Has Stopped Error

“Unfortunately, messages has stopped” keeps coming up on S6 edge

Every time I try to open messages app I get an error and it closes. I’ve cleared messages cache & data. Put phone in safe mode and still got the error. This all started after I emptied my inbox! I have downloaded Google messages for now. I have the 32 gb S6 edge!! Thank you.

                                                                             – Original Post From Samsung Community

How and Why Android Device Display “Unfortunately, Messaging Has Stopped” Error

The error message “Unfortunately, messaging has stopped” get displayed when you launch the default messaging app on your Android phone.

However, there is no exact reasons have been found why Android device display this error message – but it could be due to lots of text messages saved on your phone or your phone has lots of junk files. If you have not cleaned your Android phone from longer period of time, then it gathers lots of junk files. Hence, it is advised that you must clean your Android regularly by using inbuilt/pre-installed security software. You can also use Clean Master app to clean junk files on your Android device.

But, there are other several reasons that can cause this unfortunately, messaging has stopped error message and once this error start popping up then you will not be able to use your Message app properly.

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Alright, let’s find out the on how to get rid of Unfortunately, Messaging Has Stopped” problem.

Effective Solutions To Fix “Unfortunately, Messaging Has Stopped” Error on Android

If you are getting the above mentioned error on your Android device, then do not worry as I have effective and successful working solutions for all of you.

Below you will find out the tutorial and their step-by-step guide on how to fix “Unfortunately, Messaging Has Stopped” or “Unfortunately, Messages Has Stopped” error on Android.

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Solution #1: Soft Reset Android Phone

This is a simple solution. Sometimes it happens with us that we do not Switch OFF our Android phone from for longer period of time. So, if you have not turned off your phone for quite long time, then a soft reset will do the job for you. Simply Turn OFF and Turn ON your phone. You can also reboot your phone.

Now check if your problem is solved. If not then follow next solution.

Solution #2: Clear Cache and Clear Data of Message App

  • Open Settings on your Android. , tap on Application and then on Application Manager and swipe to get the All Tab [I am using Samsung S7 Edge].
  • Now look for Message app in the All Application tab.
  • Tap on Message app and then tap on “Clear Data” and “Clear Cache”.

  • Now go to Home Screen and Restart your device.

That’s All! This solution helped 8 out of 10 users to fix Messaging has stopped problems.

Note: This process might delete all messages from your device. But after fixing the issue you can follow the instructions mentioned here – Android SMS Recovery: Retrieve Deleted or Lost Text Messages from Android.

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Solution #3: Force Stop Message App

If your problem still exist, then you can force stop the Message app.

  • Open Settings on your Android. , tap on Application and then on Application Manager and swipe to get the All Tab [I am using Samsung S7 Edge].
  • Now look for Message app in the All Application tab.
  • Tap on Message app and then tap on “Force Stop”.

  • Now go to Home Screen and Restart your device.

However, if you are still facing the same error message, then follow the next solution.

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Solution #4: Uninstall Recently Installed Third-Party Apps

You should be aware of the facts that sometimes third-party apps are also responsible for the occurrence of this error. To check this, boot your device into Safe Mode.

Steps how to boot your device into Safe Mode:

  • Press and hold the Power button [I am using Galaxy S7 Edge]
  • Once you see the ‘Galaxy S7 Edge” logo on the screen release the power button and press and hold the Volume down button.
  • Keep Volume down button pressed until the device complete the rebooting process.
  • Once, you see “Safe Mode” on the bottom left corner of the screen, release the volume down button.

Safe Mode disables all third-party apps and if your SMS message app works properly without any issues, then it is third party app creating the problem.

In this case, uninstall all the third-party apps that you have recently installed, after which you have started to receive unfortunately, messaging has stopped error on your Android device.

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Solution #5: Wipe Cache Partition

This is another solution, in which you have to enter into recovery mode and perform wipe cache partition process in order to get rid of messaging has stopped error on Android device.

Step on how to Wipe Cache Partition on Android:

  • Switch OFF your Android phone [I am using Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge].
  • Now press following key combination to enter into recovery mode. Press and hold the Power Button + Home Button + Volume Up Button together.

Note: The key combination differs from phone to phone. One of the popular combinations is “Power Button + Volume Up Button + Volume Down Button”, but you must check online which key combination work for your phone model.

  • As and when Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge appears on the screen, release the Power button, but continue holding the Volume Up Button + Volume Down Button.
  • After this Android Logo will appear and as it appear you must release all the button and wait for 40-60 seconds – you are now have enter into recovery mode.
  • Now with the help of Volume Down button, scroll down to Wipe cache partition.
  • Use power button to select it.

  • This will initiate the wipe cache partition process. It may take some time.
  • Once, the wiping cache partition process completes, select the “reboot system now” option.

Your phone will reboot as usual and you can now check the messaging app whether problem is resolved or not.

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Solution #6: Factory Reset your Android Device [Last Option]

If you have tried all the above mentioned solutions and still your problem is not solved, then performing the factory reset will do the job.

Note: Factory resetting the phone will delete all the data from the device, hence, it is recommended that you must backup & restore all data from your Android to your PC first and then perform factory reset on your Android phone.

But in case, if you have forgotten to keep backup of your files, then you must immediately apply Android Data Recovery Software after performing factory reset on your Android.

Android Data Recovery

This software will help you recover data after factory reset on Android. It will help you to recover SMS messages, contacts, call history, whatsapp chat history, call logs, photos, videos, audio, voice recordings, documents and much more.

Steps to factory reset Android device:

  • Open Settings on your phone
  • Look for Backup and reset option and then tap on Factory data reset.
  • Finally, tap on Reset phone to confirm the process.

Additional Reading: [100% Solved]: Android “unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped” Error Message

Bonus Tip: Use Third Party Messaging App

If none of the above mentioned solutions work for you then I would suggest you to install a third-party messaging app such as Go SMS Pro, Handcent Next SMS or Textra SMS to name few. After installing any one of these app, select the app as your default messaging app.

Conclusion

I hope you would have definitely able to fix “Unfortunately, Messages has stopped” error on Android. The solutions mentioned are easy to understand and hence anybody can easily perform. You do not need to ask for help from other to fix this issue, you yourself can fix this problem. Also using third-party messaging app is useful, if none of the solutions work for you.

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Working Solutions To Fix “Unfortunately, Messaging Has Stopped” Error on Android